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Tag Cleaning

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by tripilio, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. Jul 26, 2021
    tripilio

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    I need a suggestion on how to clean this aluminum tag without destroying it. It is very thin so I have to be careful.
    IMG_20210726_173059_copy_1664x1248.jpg
     
  2. Jul 26, 2021
    baldjosh

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    A soak in vinegar will clean stuff up great...not sure how it will react with the metal though.
     
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  3. Jul 26, 2021
    Jeepenstein

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    brasso and a toothbrush maybe?
     
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  4. Jul 26, 2021
    Twin2

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    I would just use a brass tooth brush on it
    as you said it's thin
     
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  5. Jul 26, 2021
    kenb

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    I agree with fine bristle brass brush
     
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  6. Jul 26, 2021
    Jw60

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    I typically start with the wife’s extra soft brush and sensitive toothpaste.
     
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  7. Jul 26, 2021
    Hellion

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    #0000 Super fine steel wool is very gentle but being steel is decently aggressive at the same time.

    Seconded on the brass toothbrush, Brasso, metal polish, etc.

    You can also use #0000 steel wool to clean glass of 'acid rain' (is that a real thing?) or hard water deposits.
     
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  8. Jul 26, 2021
    tripilio

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    :D
     
  9. Jul 26, 2021
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    No steel wool, will leave steel bits in holes and will rust. If you want to scrub it with something use aluminum foil. Get a cleaner for aluminum
     
  10. Jul 26, 2021
    Hellion

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    Those tags are all pretty thin aren't they? Rather unimpressive and barely substantial.
    :booo:

    :bow:
    I'm just a young buck.
    Brass wool then?
     
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  11. Jul 26, 2021
    mickeykelley

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    You are a trouble maker.
     
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  12. Jul 27, 2021
    tripilio

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    I think it came out ok.
    IMG_20210727_171418_copy_1664x1248.jpg
     
  13. Jul 27, 2021
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    I like the washers to help hold the rotted corners down. Nice job!
    -Donny
     
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  15. Jul 27, 2021
    tripilio

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    Thanks Donny!
     
  16. Jul 28, 2021
    Dave Deyton

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    Looks great.


    Dave
     
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  17. Jul 28, 2021
    Glenn

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    X 2!
     
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  18. Jul 30, 2021
    truckee4x4

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    Nice job looks great!
     
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